• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Mauritania

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Jul 9, 1983–Sep 8, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
2 years in prison and fine and stoning. Legal in some states. death penalty rarely enforced. Changes pending.
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Current status
(since Jul 9, 1983)
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Male homosexuality is punishable by stoning; female homosexuality is punishable by fines or imprisonments
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Same-sex marriage in Mauritania

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Current status
(since Jul 9, 1983)
Not legal
Sources:
(See homosexual activity sources.)
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Jul 9, 1983–Sep 8, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Mauritania

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Mauritania

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Current status
(since Jul 9, 1983)
Illegal
Sources:
(See homosexual activity sources.)
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Jul 9, 1983–Sep 12, 2018
Single only
However no laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Mauritania

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Jul 12, 1991–Aug 24, 2018
No protections
None exist in the criminal code.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jul 12, 1991)
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal in Mauritania. As such, date provided is the date where the most recent version of the constitution came into effect.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mauritania

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Current status
(since Jul 12, 1991)
No protections
No protection is granted as homosexuality still carries a death sentence.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mauritania

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Current status
(since Jul 12, 1991)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mauritania

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Current status
(since Jul 8, 1983)
Illegal
As homosexuality is illegal, serving in the military by LGBTQ+ individuals are also illegal
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Jul 8, 1983–Sep 20, 2018
Legal
No laws restricting service or rejection of lgbt in military.
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Equal age of consent in Mauritania

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Current status
(since Jul 9, 1983)
Unequal
Homosexual activity is illegal in Mauritania.
Sources:
(See homosexual activity sources.)
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Jul 9, 1983–Sep 10, 2018
Unequal
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mauritania

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Mauritania

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Mauritania.



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